Chocolate Mint Brownies

Recipe for Chocolate Mint Brownies - They're thick, fudge-y and exactly what a brownies should be. And then you top them with mint frosting—AMAZING.



Recipe for Chocolate Mint Brownies – They’re thick, fudge-y and exactly what a brownies should be. And then you top them with mint frosting—AMAZING.

Chocolate Mint Brownies

Ingredients

    for the brownies
  • 3/4 cup (1 and 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 and 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup Dutch-processed cocoa
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon peppermint oil
  • for the glaze
  • 3 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 3 tablespoons half and half
  • 1/8 teaspoon peppermint oil
  • for topping
  • Andes mints, chopped (I used about half of an 11-ounce bag)

Instructions

    for the brownies
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line a 9 x 13-inch baking pan with parchment paper and spray generously with cooking spray.
  3. In the bowl of your standing mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine the melted butter, sugar, and salt.
  4. On low speed, add the cocoa powder, mixing until smooth.
  5. Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition.
  6. Still on low speed, add the flour and baking powder.
  7. Add the peppermint oil and mix until combined.
  8. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and spread evenly with a rubber spatula.
  9. Bake the brownies until a cake tester inserted in the middle comes out clean, about 20 minutes.****My oven took about 30 minutes. Check them frequently.
  10. Remove the brownies from the oven and let cool to room temperature.
  11. for the glaze
  12. In the bowl of your standing mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, mix the melted butter, powdered sugar (aka confectioners’ sugar), half and half, and peppermint oil until smooth.
  13. Spread the glaze evenly over the cooled brownies.
  14. for topping
  15. Top with Andes mints.
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